... and mis-clicked right onto an Adsense ad on one of my own hubs. Are bad things going to happen? Will the sky fall? Will big guys in sunglasses show up at my house with ball bats? Worse, will they banish me to the land of the adless and take away my hard-earned $13.20?
No accidents happen , don't worry you will not be banished
I think they only break one thumb for mistakes such as that. It isn't like you need both of them anyway.
what?? and heres me waiting for a big fat check after 3 hubs..lol..( writers sure need a good sense of humor huh)....lol..)
seriously Im afraid to think of what Ive clicked and who I linked what too, I just hope they bring me back a cheeseburger...this baby food from the $1 store aint cuttin the mustard........lol
all the best to ya ,im off to read your hubs....
This is a true dilemma--
I know you are not supposed to click on your own ads-- BUT if you write about something you are interested in, ads tend to show up that are within your realm of interest. I've been tempted to click on some of mine, but know I shouldn't.
Fighting temptation is easier when you remember the guys in sunglasses... at night.
I've caught myself a couple of times getting interested in an ad and nearly clicking... this particular flub, however, was a straight misfire. I had a smaller window open and was aiming to copy and paste something, but clicked right off the edge of it onto an ad in the window behind it. Perhaps more hubbing and less Shiraz would be a good idea.
You made $13.20??? I'm jealous!!! I do admit, though, that sometimes I click through on a lot of my favorite hubbers adsense ads, even if I'm not interested in the ads. Well ... not a lot ... but some of them.
Yeah, I had a particularly active day somewhere around week 3 where I earned a whopping $7 and change. The rest has come in a verrrrry slow trickle. Glad it wasn't my primary reason for getting into all of this!
Oopsie! Careful with this! I've read (granted, I don't know if it's true), that Adsense has sent the big guys after account owners for this. Very generous of you, though!
Seriously $7 is very good for 1 day - is it not? more shiraz is needed I think.
It really depends. It is better than $0 and not as good as $10, you know what I mean? Honestly it's very good for an article site. I just had some good Shiraz last night. shiraz is one of the wines that if it's good, I like it a lot, and if it's not I cant stand it. It was Fat B*st*rd - yeah, that really was the name of it. I think 2005. Anyway. It was good.
If in doubt and are worried, i would email Google and tell them the time and place the accidental click occurred to be on the safe side!
Feel free to click mine. I think I had over $11. last time I checked.
Seriously, Em-- that's a good point. (Please click mine discretely.)
Im sorry but I wouldnt believe anything Sarah Palin says - keep a lookout for those men in dark sunglasses
Oh, I will... I always thought there was something very fishy about her.
I thought about that, but it doesn't appear that the click actually registered, so I think I'm safe. Or, at least, I hope I am.
If it didnt register than it was prob in the 40% served for Hub, so you didnt break any rules and helped out your sponsor.
(not that im stickler for rules) I think they may red flag a sudden change in traffic like 50 clicks in one hour from a source that averages 2 a day, and then notice a IP connection - even google isnt powerful enough to notice and discern the issue of a single click. I hope.
I thought this was a tongue in cheek post - but now I think you were serious?
Even if you dont email them, I would not worry about it! Google is very fair and very smart and knows all
In case Google is watching, so I'll concur that they are "very fair". That said, I've accidentally clicked on my ads a couple times, even on my own site, and have experienced no repercussions.
What I'm wondering is, does SarahPalin know people at Google, and does she know how I voted?
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